Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea(s) (French:
Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a classic science fiction novel by
French writer Jules Verne, published in 1870. It is about the fictional Captain
Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as seen by one of his passengers,
Professor Pierre Aronnax. The first illustrated edition (which is not the
original edition which had no illustrations) was published by Hetzel, contains a
number of illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Edouard Riou.
— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.